CT appearance of diaphragmatic pseudotumors.

  title={CT appearance of diaphragmatic pseudotumors.},
  author={Amy Rosen and Yong Ho Auh and W A Rubenstein and Ivy A. Engel and Joseph P. Whalen and Elias Kazam},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  volume={7 6},
Invaginations of the muscular fibers of the diaphragm into the upper abdomen may appear as nodules of soft tissue density on computed tomographic (CT) sections in deep inspiration. If these nodules indent the adjacent stomach or distal transverse colon, they may mimic small mural tumors or metastatic implants. Similar nodules protruding from the diaphragmatic crura into the adjacent retroperitoneal fat may be mistaken for enlarged lymph nodes on CT. Differential diagnosis of these pseudotumors… CONTINUE READING